Need a Root Canal? Here's a Step-by-Step Guide on What to Expect

Prolonged neglect of tooth decay can result in you needing a root canal treatment. If left untreated, the decay can continue to grow deeper and spread to the bone and the root, resulting in you losing your tooth.

While a root canal treatment can cause a lot of anxiety, here are some facts about having a root canal treatment to ease your anxieties.

Preparing your mouth and tooth

The biggest misconception about a root canal treatment is that the procedure is quite painful. However, your dentist in T3B 5K1 will numb your tooth and its surrounding tissue with the help of local anesthesia. Your dentist in T3B 5K1 will isolate your affected tooth with a thin sheet of vinyl or rubber towards creating a sterile environment.

Your dentist in Calgary will continue to access the root canals and the pulp by drilling a small hole through the biting surface of your tooth.

Cleaning, shaping and filling the tooth

Once your dentist in Calgary has accessed the internals of your tooth, they will clear out all the dying or dead tissue from the root canal or the pulp following by cleaning the empty chamber using an anti-bacterial and antiseptic solution.

Once your tooth is cleaned, your dentist in Calgary, AB will shape the walls of your root canal towards better accommodating gutta-percha, which is a filling material used to fill the pulp chamber and the canals.

Sealing the tooth from re-infection

Once your dentist in Calgary has filled your infected tooth, they will seal the seal your tooth and temporarily close the tooth with an alternative filling. This is later replaced with a permanent crown to offer your teeth with additional protection against infection while restoring the function and appearance of your tooth.

Schedule an appointment with our expert dentist at Springhill Dental, Calgary to know more about how to treat your dental decay with a root canal treatment and know more about our wide range of dental treatments and procedures.

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